The Legal profession is one of the oldest and most common professions in the world. It is interesting to know that in the Nigerian entertainment circle, there are several celebrities who studied law, of which some of them practiced for a few years while some did not practice at all.
Let’s take a look at some Nigerian Celebrities you probably might not be aware studied law.
Kelechi Amadi- Obi
Kelechi Amadi-Obi is no doubt one of the most popular creative photographers in Nigeria. He is the publisher of Mania Magazine and the son of Justice Sylvester Amadi-Obi.
He bagged his LLB honors degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1992 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1994.
Beautiful Nollywood screen diva, Kemi Afolabi is unarguably one of the most respected Yoruba actors in Nigeria. Many didn’t know the actress studied law at the University of Lagos.
Bolanle Austen-Peters is the Managing Director of Terra Kulture; an art and cultural center established in Lagos. She is an award-winning filmmaker and the daughter of Chief Afe Babalola, SAN.
She had her first degree in law from the University of Lagos and her master’s degree in international law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Thirty-eight years old Omawumi is a popular songstress in Nigeria. The sensational “In the Music” crooner is a graduate of law from Ambrose Alli University, Edo State and she is married to Tosin Yusuf.
His real name is Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel. He started music professionally in 2011. The “Able God” star musician is an alumnus of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University where he bagged his LLB honors degree.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
Popular actor, RMD is no doubt one of the ageless thespians of the movie industry in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Benin where he studied Theatre Arts. He later enrolled at the University of Lagos to study law
Chude as he is fondly called is the founder of Joy, Inc. and the co-founder of RED. He studied law at the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2007. He is involved in youth lifestyle and advocacy.
Ebuka Obi- Uchendu
Obi-Uchendu is a popular TV presenter who has anchored many shows in Nigeria including Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television and Big Brother Naija. He studied law at the University of Abuja and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2005.
Folarin Falana whose stage name is Falz is a popular rapper, actor, and comedian in Nigeria. He is an activist; this he achieves through his satirical songs.
He is the son of popular human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN. He graduated from the University of Reading in England, and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2012.
Beautiful filmmaker and music video director, Kemi Adetiba is an outstanding and seasoned movie director.
Her movie, King of Boys was a blockbuster and she has directed many notable music videos including TY Bello’s The Future and Falz’ Child of The World. She bagged her LLB honors degree from the University of Lagos.
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Opebiyi Kofoworola is a seasoned poet,an ardent reader,an influencer,a writer,a media enthusiast and a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University.